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RESPECT. DIGNITY. INCLUSION.

We fight every day so no person with a disability gets left behind.

RESPECT. DIGNITY. INCLUSION.

We fight every day so no person with a disability gets left behind.

Our Mission

Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Our Impact

With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel, and more.

600+

LOCAL CHAPTERS

70+ Years

DRIVING CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

1,000+

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

What We Do

How You Can Help

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New Resources on Sexual Violence & Disability

People with IDD are sexually assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities. The Arc’s Talk About Sexual Violence project, in partnership with the Board Resource Center, has developed new materials to help health care professionals, people with disabilities, and their families and supporters to tackle this problem head-on.

Special Education Advocacy Curriculum

Whether you are a parent, educator, service provider, or non-attorney advocate, The Arc@School’s Advocacy Curriculum provides the basic information needed to navigate the special education system. Learn about early intervention services, individualized education programs, Section 504, and more!

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Join Our Fight for Equal Rights for All

The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs, such as Medicaid, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with IDD, their families, and allies of the cause.

Sign up today to receive updates on our movement, take action, and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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